India’s Times Network Selects Grass Valley MAM and Playout Solutions

India’s Times Network, a leading entertainment and news network, has selected a full complement of playout and media management technology from Grass Valley to facilitate a more efficient and agile production environment.

Providing a wide range of entertainment channels to its viewers, Times Network has the highest viewer impressions among all English channels in India. Popular channels that include Movies Now SD, Movies Now HD, Movies Now2 SD, Movies Now2 HD, MN+, Zoom, Romedy Now SD and Romedy Now HD.


Among the Grass Valley solutions chosen, the Times Network has installed a Grass Valley Stratus system with K2 Summit 3G Transmission servers connected to a K2 SAN Storage System to support its video production and content management activities.  Times Network has installed a Grass Valley iTX Integrated Playout Platform, iControl facility monitoring, Kaleido-X and –MX multiviewers, and a wide array of Grass Valley Densite’ 3 signal processing frames to serve as the monitoring and master control system for ingest, live and file-based content across the facility.


“At Times Network, we are committed to delivering the high-quality entertainment content our audiences expect, and the only way to do that is with superior technology in place,” said K. Yegneshwara Iyer, vice president and head of technology at Times Network. “With this new solution from Grass Valley, we can take advantage of a seamless work environment that gives us control over the entire spectrum of our content creation and distribution lifecycle, allowing us to quickly turnaround new content production, deliver it first, and across multiple platforms.”


The Grass Valley iTX platform delivers IP/SDI format flexibility and scalability for future readiness in a flexible multifunction playout platform that includes audio processing and a wide selection of multilevel graphics capabilities.

The Grass Valley iTX platform delivers IP/SDI format flexibility and scalability for future readiness in a flexible multifunction playout platform that includes audio processing and a wide selection of multilevel graphics capabilities.

GV Stratus offers a full set of production tools in one application that helps users better manage entertainment, on-air operations and news production media workflows. With task-driven tools that operate in a variety of environments, GV Stratus can be specifically tailored for each user's job function, increasing efficiency and enabling more effective collaboration throughout the entire production lifecycle.

Handling everything from primetime TV to specialized channels, iTX delivers IP/SDI format flexibility and scalability for future readiness in a flexible multifunction playout platform that includes audio processing and a wide selection of multilevel graphics capabilities.



iControl is a highly adaptable television signal and network-monitoring system that’s ideal for monitoring distributed multichannel operations. With its third-party control integration and automated responses, the system enables operators to control multiple channels in an effective manner.



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